tv Piers Morgan Tonight CNN September 17, 2011 5:00am-6:00am EDT
>> piers: tonight a hollywood star he's the some tough issues. you said that being on my show would make you look smarter. and that you would discuss politics and world affairs. >> i believe you said that. i might have concurred but i believe you said that. i'm not one to argue with you. >> piers: tonight mario lopez on immigration and the truth about his love life. plus, fox news took him on. now he fires back. >> anybody who knows, things positive energy that comes out of my lyrics. >> piers: and serena williams. >> i wouldn't have a chance. i can beat her in everything else. >> piers: also, driving fans crazy. christina hendricks. >> something very naughty about
the show and for some reason it is sexy. >> piers: this is "piers morgan tonight." >> mario lopez has been there and done that. from teen idol to the hottest bachelor to "dancing with the stars" to anchoring "extra." multitalented indeed. i'm surprised you could spare the time to join me. >> i've had you on my show a couple times. always enjoyed it so thank you for having me. >> i want to play you a clip. it leads me neatly to where we're going with this. so let's watch this. >> have you seen the president? >> yes. >> what about growing up? who was more boy crazy? >> this one is always boy crazy. >> not growing up!
>> now i got an invite for beer for life and to be a guest on your show. >> what more can a man give you? >> that's what i'm saying. >> you are of your word. i am here. >> piers: you'll get the beer. what we cut out of that, rather, you wouldn't let us have, we went on to say, you said, that being on my show would make look smarter and that you would discuss politics and world affairs. >> i believe you said that. i might have concurred. but i believe you said. that i'm not one to argue with you. >> piers: our on a cnn show. this is not your normal habitat. talk to me about serious stuff. what is the serious side of mario like? >> well, you know, i fancy myself a news guy. and i enjoy politics and i enjoy reading about them. i enjoy watching your show.
and i think the hot button issue that i can speak from is immigration reform. and i think i would like to say that not all latinos are immigrants and not all immigrants are latinos. i think where the lines get a little blurred is that they make it more of a security issue, as opposed to an economic issue and not focusing on the economic realities and the impact they've on communities and rebuilding cities throughout middle america, where a lot of people think latinos aren't at. and they've made quite a difference. you can't necessarily get millions of people and ask them to go back. we're here. we have to figure it out. i know it is difficult. these opinion are all over the place. they're very passionate. i think everyone can agree that the system is a little broken. we need to fix it. >> your parents were first generation. >> yes, they were. my parents were immigrants. i'm first generation. happy to say they came here the right way and they're hard working folks. >> piers: tell me about them.
you were raised in the san diego. >> i was raised in the san diego. everybody thinks of san diego as beautiful, sunny, gorgeous i was raised in the south san diego. chula vista. about two miles from the tijuana border in mexico. so they often called it choola juana. we have a big family. >> piers: your dad worked for the city. >> my mom worked for the phone company. it wasn't the most upscale neighborhood. a lot of potential to get into trouble. i was a very hyper kid myself mom's whole mentality and game plan was to keep me as busy as possible so i didn't have time. she had me in an activity every day. i was wrestling or karate or whatever the case may be. >> what was the ethos your parents instilled in you? what were the values? >> a strong work he think ethic. they focused on me doing the right thing, being catholic, playing the guilt card which works very well. it still does.
as i've gotten order, i've tried to build more spiritual muscle. >> piers: something to feel guilty about. >> my mom and dad were both hard workers and sacrificed so much for my sister and i in creating a these opportunities. >> piers: why did they want to come to america? america is going through a real crisis of confidence. about what the american dream is. what america should be. is it still a great country? your parents obviously thought it was. that's why they came hear and raise ad family here. what do you think attracted them to america? >> it is still the land of opportunity. it is still the greatest country of the world. we were the neighbor to the south. and just the opportunity to work hard. and i think that a lot of
latinos for the most part, they get a bad rap in the sense, continuing statistics in the prisons, what have you, are what they are. but there are a lot of hard working people that just want to work hard and provide for their family. and i think my parents had the same mentality to come here. and provide, do the best for my sister and i and i thought they did a wonderful job. i'm proud to say they're still together and we're very close. >> piers: what do they make of what happened to america? >> it's funny. they still, not to diminish -- their views, but they pretty much live in their own little bubble and world. and do not leave the community. my grandmother who has been here now, maybe 40 years, doesn't speak a word of english. how can you be in a country 40, 50 years and not speak a word of the language? >> piers: can she not even say mario, what have you done to your teeth? >> brush them. that's about it. but thank you. i think she gives, she understands a lot more. >> piers: why do you think -- you're a successful business guy. never mind that you're on tv. you run a good business.
you're hard working. you look after yourself and you've thrived on the back of the american dream. why do you think america is struggling so much? how has it got into this huge financial hole? what do you think the answer is? >> i think we have no one to blame, really, but ourselves. and you look at the real estate issue. and people got into a situation where they were borrowing more, living beyond their means. we get into sort of like vegas. you go and you start playing more than what you should be. and it is very hard to have that sort of discipline. and then when the interest rates started moving and things were changing, the reality hit. whoa! i don't have the money that i thought i really had. then it became a real issue and a real problem. that's how we got into it with creditors and the mortgage rates dropping yet again. now with the whole debt ceiling issue, what do you do? do you raise the roof yet again? do you clear it out the president has his hands full. >> piers: fan of the president? >> i am because i got to spend time with him. he was very gracious with his time on. a personal level, he was on my show. >> piers: he was on your show? >> he is on my show. >> piers: this is a travesty. >> he knows how to choose, piers. he was very gracious with his
time. i found him to be quite the gentleman. he stayed on a lot longer than he needed to and i think he really listens when he's with you and he's present. he inherited the situation he inherited. so it was a tough up-hill battle from the beginning. but i think 2012, ironically latino there's play a big role. with the way the immigration reform will play out. it is all over the place. >> piers: is america more or less racist for having had its first african-american nonwhite president? >> i think you still have the same issues, to tell you the truth. i think the success of the movie, "the help," that was only the latest '60s. that wasn't that long ago. and thing haven't really changed that way in the south. even president obama when he was initially elected.
he said i won but there were a lot of you who didn't vote for me. for whatever reason, i'll try to win you over. going into the rhetoric. but i think it has changed. i don't think it changed dramatically. i think it is still the elephant in the room. >> piers: what are your old friends from the old neighborhood? >> the same friends i have right now. >> piers: what do they feel about the state of their country? what are their biggest concerns in reality? >> the reality right now. the barber shop talk, if you will, everyone is concerned about jobs. jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. the lack there of. we've got unemployment almost at 10% and it is really scary. my father recently retired and stuff but he was a guy who could have been suffering the consequences of the economic climate right now. i want to work as hard as i can. not just -- to create opportunities. especially for latinos because we're so underrepresented.
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show, hater. you executive produced this. a great premise for the modern world. every celebrity who has any involvement with the internet will know, the cult of the hater is now exploding, isn't it? there are millions of people around the world who can't believe they can directly abuse celebrities. through twitter or facebook. and they lap it up. and your show sort of says, hey, you take celebrities to meet their haters. >> yes. it creates this forum, the internet does, for cowards. how tough do you have to be hanging out in your underwear on the couch, probably, bashing someone. i hate piers morgan. he is so pompous. he is this and that. >> piers: i never get any of that. i know you get that. >> i often get that. what if piers came up and said, hey, what's your deal? you've never met me. you've never spent time with me. how would you like if it somebody picked on you?
the initial reaction is priceless. then we get an opportunity to assess if they still feel the same way. because it is got to -- we're trying to be funny but it has a very anti-bullying tone to it. it is not cool to hate. >> piers: have you been particularly hurt by the stuff you read about yourself? >> i've been bothered by the way it affects my family. >> piers: what's the worst stuff to deal with? >> nothing too terrible. nothing too terrible. nothing of late, thank goodness. back in the day. always with women and this and that. and i've heard everything from he's a womanizer to he's gay. pick one or the other. it's all over the place. >> piers: you could be both. >> i guess i cox i'm not but i guess i could. tonight on piers morgan -- >> piers: i'm a womanizer and i'm gay. >> i'm selfish. >> piers: let's talk about your
private life. your private life has attracted more headlines than probably anybody else i would consider -- >> come on! >> piers: you said this. and this may have been a terrible error. i can't make my mind up. you said i love talking about women. they're a constant study. and you're always learning. >> i don't know where that came from. at one point, i'm assuming, i used to host a show called the other half with dick clark. and it was like the view but with men. so topics, women's topics seen through the eyes of men. we would say sort of those things. >> piers: what have you learned about women? >> i've learned that i don't know anything. i've learned to be patient. i've learned to accept that we're completely different and it is much easier to agree and move on. because we try to debate and argue. we lose and it's pointless. >> piers: you've back submissive doormat. >> no, no. that's not what i said. that's not what i said. i've learned to be more of a teammate than try to be the quarterback of the team, if you will, to use a sports analogy.
i didn't know you had three boys already. that's awesome. i have to catch up. >> piers: as a guilt ridden catholic boy, you've been this lady, the mother of your child for three years. >> yes. >> piers: are you going to make an honorable woman of her? >> it's coming. there she is, how precious. she is awesome. things just happened a little out of order and sometimes they happen that way. not to bore with you the details. but she is like our little miracle baby. my girl had some medical issues that we didn't know she was going to be able to conceive or not. and we sort of left in it god's hands and it came to be right away. so now working backwards a little bit. but yes, ultimately to answer your question. >> piers: you have been married once. >> yes. that was a run-through. >> piers: for two weeks. >> yeah. >> piers: i don't want to pry but how did that happen? how did you get married for two weeks?
>> i was not mature enough and i didn't have the guts really, probably, to do the right thing. and it was a snow ball effect and i got caught up and let her -- i didn't really know quite how to handle it. now looking back, that was ten years ago. a completely different man. i believe it is really about you where you're at as an individual and the maturity level. and i think the timing in my life. it was just about that time. >> piers: do you think you've met the one now? >> yes, i have. i'm very lucky. time blessed one. >> piers: do you have it with you to be with the same woman for 40 years? >> do i have it in me? >> piers: mario. do you think you have it in you? >> you're feeding into those, the rumors. the internet wasn't as rampant back in the day so that's how the gossip spread. >> piers: let me be fair to you. give me a percentage of the rumors that were true. don't go into the rumors.
what percentage of all the rumors were true? >> 10%? >> piers: about 4,000 women. >> i do feel that a man should have his run, if you will. because i think that at that -- >> piers: yours was like the forest gump. >> that's a good one. a marathoner. i think once you have your run you kind of, you know, sort of been there, gun. it becomes redundant and you long for other thing. i long for what you have. i want a family, a budge. kids. with my luck, i'll have all girls. >> piers: i reckon you will. you've been tipped to replace regis philbin. is that the kind of job you would like to have? >> i'm honored by those rumors. and i love regis personally and professionally and it is one of those situations, you're following a tv legend. it is scary and exciting.
and you just, you have mixed bag of emotions going on. i filled in a few times for him. i get i know what kelly greatism like sharing. that i like hosting with her. i'm hosting barbecues or game night at my house or a national television show. >> are you in discussions? >> i've, like in, i filled in before. i hope to fill in again. i'm honored that i'm even talked about. >> piers: so you're in discussions. i want to talk to you about "dancing with the stars." you came second on that show and were brilliant, obviously, to add to the list of things. >> did you see me? >> piers: of course i did. out of the 27 reasons i want to hate you, you're a great dancer. it was about chaz bono who i had on the show. and i loved the guy. i thought he was incredibly brave. >> i saw that. >> piers: it was a great interview.
i really warmed to him. to see him being pilloried for entering "dancing with the stars." i found it pretty offensive, actually, that even now, there are enough bigots out there who just want to hate the guy because of what he's been through. what do you think? as a former contestant and someone in the world of entertainment. >> i, too, had the opportunity to interview him and talk to him, found him to be a really nice guy and very down to earth. and i think he knew that what he was getting into. and he knew there was going to come with a heavy dose of criticism. and i think he is showing that he is tough and he can handle it. and he's been sort of firing back on twitter. >> piers: you've done a show called hater. there are haters out there. right now about chaz bono. what would your message be to those people? >> well, just in general, again, that hate is not good and you should sort of take the time to sort of get educated on the topic, the person, what he's been through, and you took a giant leap forward to commit to
doing something like "dancing with the stars" knowing that he is a smart guy. knowing all that would come with ittism wish him nothing but the best. i wish him luck and i know he will work hard. another reason he told me he was looking forward to it, he wanted to lose weight. so good for him to do something for his health. important in his life and i'm very proud. that's a top priority in my life, being on the president's council of physical fitness and the ambassador for the boys and girls club of north america. so i'm glad to see he is doing well. >> piers: i've tried to hate you. there are so many reason to hate, the looks, the dancing, the women, everything. but i can't. it's been a pleasure. >> good to see you. >> piers: mario lopez. coming up, on the south side of chicago to the white house. rap poet common. where'd ya go? there you are. there you go. [ female announcer ] you always went for the tall, dark, handsome types. so who'd have ever thought the love of your life...
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for those of us in dark allies and valleys, the rallies of the conscious. a contest that seems beyond us. even through the unseen, that i know god watches from one king's dream. he was able to rock us. one king's dream he was able to barack us. >> piers: that spark some controversy around my next guest.
a rapper common. one day it will all make sense. comment, welcome. how are you? >> good, thank you. >> piers: interesting title to this book. one day it will all make sense. what will make sense? >> hopefully life will make sense one day. >> piers: do you have any confidence of that? >> do i believe that some things will happen. they will make sense. we'll never make sense of everything. never. i don't believe that will happen for anyone on this earth will we know everything. >> piers: that white house appearance, as you know, sparked fury at the time. what was your take looking back on it? >> originally i laughed at it. i was like, are you serious? you are saying this all about me? then i realized they really didn't know who i was. they just, it was misinformation. >> piers: the controversy came because you had written lyrics which some people said supported people who had been involved in gun crime and so on. did they just not understand what you were writing about?
did they not really understand the culture that you were talking about? >> as a writer, an artist, we are the voice for a lot of people. a lot of injustice that exists in the world, that exists in america. i decided to speak up, i read a book of a former black panther. a woman who was actually a civil activist. and i felt that she was done unjustly. i decided to speak up about it. and that's what they said that i was a supporter of cop killers and things like that. i believe that she was an innocent woman. so i just decided to write about it. and i think that a lot of people unjustly and we as artists should be able to speak up and use our voices. >> your opinion is not that all cops are bad. you've been quite vocal supporting the police. >> not at all. i have friends are policemen. i support justice.
if police support justice so i support that. if i see something going on, like police brutality that's wrong, i have to speak up on it. i have a microphone, piers. and for me, for people to be able to hear that message, sometime we as artists have to take that chance and take that courage to speak up. >> piers: tell me about president obama. he could have withdrawn the invitation under all the pressure. he didn't. he stood by the invitation. what did he say about it all? >> he thanked me for attending and i thanked him for inviting me. it turned out to be one of the most monumental times in my life as far as performing. i had the chills on the stage, looking at the president and the first lady in the room with their distinguished guests. man, this was a really important time. i just feel honored to be there. >> piers: you got some flak from fox news.
my competitor in this time slot, he called you vile which is not necessarily a negative coming from him. what did you make of it? >> i knew that he would definitely definitely, they didn't do the research on common. anybody that knows common, the know the positive energy that comes out of my lyrics. i kind of laughed at it. i wasn't a hurt in a way, why did she today that. it's politics. the truth always comes to light. and i think people will know who i am through my book. through my acting, my artistry. >> piers: some african-american guests hive on recently have expressed disappointment in president obama them don't believe he's fulfilled the incredible hope that they thought he would deliver to the country. what's your thought on that?
i believe the president has been not only a symbol of hope but an activist for hope. and i really just think that he is trying to do the best job he can do. i'm still a 110% supporter of the president and i will continue to be. >> piers: when you go back to the streets of chicago, you and he both know so well, what sense do you get from the kids on the streets? the ones who weren't able to escape? perhaps the gangs that did. what is the real trouble? what is the one thing that needs to be fixed that hasn't been fixed? >> i believe if we can instill in them self-love. obviously if we give a child some hope through education and through fulfilling their dreams, we will keep their eyes on the prize. even if they stray off, they'll never take it to the extent of wanting to kill someone. >> piers: when we come back, i want to talk to you about the woman in your life who shaped
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>> i'm good, i'm good. if i wasn't good, i wouldn't be here. >> piers: common showing off his acting chops in "just right." >> i want to read you a quote from your mother. she called rashib. he kept away from the streets. by the time he started getting exposed to things, he had a foundation. i believe a child's foundation is built between birth and 10 or 11. by then a child should know right from wrong. did i go out and say i want to go out? no. in chicago the streets come to you. i guess the point she was making quite forcefully, by the time inevitably you hit the streets as a man of 11 or 12, a young man, that you've had the right
values instilled in you, you are less likely to go down a bad direction. is it as simple as that? >> i definitely believe that build as great foundation. if you are given the right values and morals, you will at some point throughout your life make some bad choices. every child has to live so we will make those mistakes. that's our own personal journey. but it is great to have like spiritual foundation. a belief in god. a belief in family and community. and just respect for one another. so it does help. >> piers: it was great for you that you had your mother and the same applies to people you've worked with. they came on the show and talked eloquently about his mother and the role she played. what if you don't have any real parent? what if you've just been dealt a bad card in life? what do you say to those people who just see a gang as the only place to find anyone that cares
about them? >> well, i would say to anyone who feels a gang is where they can find love. you have to look at the results of people who join gangs. most come from hurt places. places of pain. i easily could have gotten caught in the streets even though i had my mother and stepfather raising me. my father there. it was easy to go to the street life. but i wanted something. i had a goal in my life that i wanted to know people would say, hey, he lived on this earth and contributed great things. gave love to people and showed love. and that's what i think kids have to do. they have to find something that they're passionate about. and they can dream about. and stay focused on that. and find what you can to support. >> piers: if i told you you could only do one thing the rest of your life. you can write poetry. you could write make or you could make films, which would you take? >> making films. i love the whole aspect of making films.
acting is just so fulfilling to me as an artist. and as a person. i learn so much as an actor. just recently, i was working on the amc project called hell on wheels. and it takes place in 1865. i had to study and really learn about that time period. what a black person, how a black person lived during that time and experience the experiences they had. >> piers: how do you find the fame game? you've been linked with should very attractive women in your time. i congratulate you. but how do you deal with all the attention you get? >> i try to put things in perspective. i know what i do is definitely a gift from god. and i'm grateful for the opportunity that people listen to my music or they see films that i'm in. >> piers: i mean you weren't responsible for serena williams' temper tantrum, right? >> no. i had nothing to do with that.
though i will say that serena williams is just a beautiful person. and what you see out on the court is just a passionate, incredible competitor. and emotions, when you put that much work into what you do, we all have emotions. you should see me sometimes coming home from a bad day of filming or something didn't happen right in the studio. it just pulls at your soul. you give so much to what you love. that's all that was about. and she is a beautiful woman. >> piers: i met her recently at a party one of the nicest people i've met in a long time. >> she has a great personality. she is a nice girl. people see that fire before i met her. i've seen that fire on the court and thought she would be a fire ball. she has that strength but also a beautiful side to her. and i think that's what makes serena. >> piers: just don't play her at tennis. >> i wouldn't have a chance. but i can beat her in everything else.
>> piers: it's been a pleasure. and your book is a fascinating read one day it will all make sense. i don't share your confidence. life to me is always incomprehensible. thank you for joining me. >> thank you for having me. god bless you. >> piers: my pleasure. the woman who drives "madmen" fans crazy. so you earn 50% more cash. according to research, everybody likes more cash. well, almost everybody... ♪ would you like 50% more cash? no! but it's more money. [ male announcer ] the new capital one cash rewards card. the card for people who want 50% more cash. what's in your wallet? woah! [ giggles ] ♪ [ female announcer ] the road is not exactly a place of intelligence. highway maintenance is underfunded, costing drivers $67 billion a year,
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christina hendricks is officially the sexiest woman alive. she is also the star of "mad men," and two new movies. i'm delighted to say she joins me now. how are you in. >> i'm well. thank you. how are you? >> piers: do you wake up every day looking in the mirror thinking, you're the sexiest woman alive? >> no, sir. i do not. that's not the first thing i think in the morning. >> piers: what do you think? come on. when you look in the mirror, when christina hendricks looks in the mirror. >> i think what do i have to do today? >> piers: i loved that esquire interview. it had so many lovely nuggets in it. one is that you don't like being called beautiful. you think it is boring. you would rather be called radiant, enchanting, smoldering, charming, or even fetching. >> listen. i have no problems with being called beautiful, first of all. i think the question was probably proposed to me in a
very different way. and i just said, my husband happens to use really wonderful adjectives and it very, very flattering and very nice. >> piers: some of these are british. thing like fetching. i don't hear any american man say that to a woman. it must have come from your dad. this is the british gene in you. >> my father never said fetching. my husband is a real sort of, classic old-fashioned kind of guy. and he is an artist. so he is a little more creative. >> piers: is he as ridiculously romantic as he seems? >> he is. i don't want to put him on the spot. he will go around town and feel like he has to talk about all the romantic things he does. but he really is. he is wonderful. >> piers: how does he deal with
the fact that there are million if not billions of people coveting his wife? >> he laughs and says i told you all this years ago. like i said it first. >> piers: i want to play a little clip from "mad men" and then we'll come back and discuss your work in that remarkable show. >> well, i was just made director of agency operations. a title, no money, of course. and if they poured champagne, it must have been while i was pushing the mail cart. >> a pretty face come along and everything goes out the window. >> i learned a long time ago to not get all my satisfaction from this job. >> that's bull [ bleep ]. >> piers: here's the dilemma. this interview, you are an incredibly talented actress. i would say 90% of the attention that's given to you go around how you look. you sort of complain.
you feel it slyly belies your ability. does it annoy you? >> people have been very positive and complimentary which is really nice. but i'm an artist and i'm excited about the projects that i'm working on. and i'm excited about "mad men" and these movies. so i would rather talk about what i'm working on, you know? >> piers: i love all the glamour of femininity but it is pretty sexist as well. the women don't get treated that way by most of the men. a slight dilemma there, isn't it? >> yes. that's one thing that is really interesting about the show. there's something very naughty about the show and for some reason, it is very sexy. for some reason people are concerned about that. why they're feeling that way. and i think one thing that people love about the show from the very beginning is that it really gets people asking
questions and sitting around and saying, this wasn't that long ago. have we really changed? do i feel that different in the office place? that's why people really like the show week to week, too. and that i know a lot of people have "mad men" viewing parties because it causes conversations afterwards. >> piers: do you think that still exists? >> i think we are in a much better place now. i think there is a lot to still change. but i do believe that in 2011, we have made great strides. that women feel much more comfortable in the workplace and at home. but you know, there are some human nature that's just exist. >> piers: certainly are. when we come back after break, we'll talk about not one christina, talk about not one new movie but two new movies opening and i will talk to you about those when we come back.
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how does he sign his e-mails? >> what? >> jack. best? yours? thinking of you? >> i don't know. >> is it xo? it's xo, isn't it? had >> will you stop cross-examining me? this isn't one of your depositions. >> christina hendricks has two films opening tonight, you just saw her in "i don't know how she does it" aside sarah jessica parker. tell me about this one with, what is this all about? >> this movie based on allison pearson's book "i don't know how she does it" it is really a
movie about women trying to do it all, trying to be the best mother that she can be, the best wife she can be, be a successful career woman and how you manage that and sort of different women dealing with it in different ways. and -- >> what's your conclusion? >> um, i -- my conclusion after talking to so many women who have seen the film is that everyone's take is different and yet, everyone can respond to these situations, even if you don't have children, just juggling everything in daily life and also, men have an interesting reaction to it as well, because, um, all these questions are raised, how can a woman do it? how can a woman do it? these men are like, hey, i do it, too. so it's cool that everyone identifies to these stories, you know? >> you must be tempted to see a little patter of minihendricks' feet, are you?
>> not right now i'm not. do you think you can juggle all your extraordinary work load at the moment with a little one, does that concern you? >> i really look at working mothers, all mothers, to be honest, in awe. i'm in awe. it is such an incredible amount of work. my best friend has a beautiful little girl and i watch her raise her and i'm astounded. i honestly don't know if i feel like could i do it. i feel like i would be very intimidated. >> now, your other film is called "drive" this is where the word "all" will come back in because every woman will be in awe of you, with ryan gosling, the hottest guy in hollywood now. let's watch a clip from this and enrage everyone. >> if he saw you take the money, saw you get in the car, then why didn't he say anything? >> i have no idea.
>> looks pretty smoldering that one with, cristina. >> he looks menacing, doesn't he? i'm crazy about this movie. of course, ryan's amazing and everything that he does and it was so great to work with him and the director i think is extraordinary. and it's a really different kind of film. i think people are going to be sur surprised. it has a lot of energy, a lot of style to it. it is dark, it is really great. >> well, i'm look food, to watching both of those. of course, you're emmy nominated best supporting actress this sunday, how are you feeling about that, lucky? >> i don't know. going to be a really special evening for me. i'm take mike husband as my date, but i'm also -- i have been working as a ambassador with latisse and the make a wish foundation and one of the children from the make a wish foundation is going to be my second date for the evening. it was his wish to attend the emmys. so these gonna be really exciting for me and trying to
get more people to donate to the make a wish foundation and grant more wishes through latisse and the latisse wishes challenge. so that is going to be a really special evening. >> that is really nice. have you made a speech yet? do you know who you are going to thank and thank donald draper for all his terrible behavior? >> i like your optimism right now. i don't have a speech. >> i would give it to you tomorrow. you're the star of "mad men." grossly underaward sod far, in my view. >> that's very, very sweet of you it is an extraordinary group of women and actresses, so, you know, they always say it's just great to be nominated but it really, really is. >> well, look, christina, rate is best on sunday, i will be watching. >> thank you. >> if you do win, i will celebrate with a glass of scotch, which i know your guide to men -- >> have one anyway, have one anyway. >> can't be mixed with anything it has to be just straight, right? >> that's right. that's right. on the rocks. >> straight scotch on me if you